The Research Paper: Topic: Western Civilization – Its Principles, history, and the people who designed it.
Such type of paper should discuss a major topic relating this this class such as a major event, civilization/empire, prominent individuals, forms of government, aspects of societies, development of certain religions, fall of prominent empires, etc. Please choose a topic in the realm of what I have described above to use in composing your research paper. The following criteria should be met before turning in your paper: *Use only CHICAGO/TURABIAN Documentation style. Any direct quotation, summation or paraphrasing must be cited/documented in Chicago/Turabian style. *The Works Cited page must include a list of at least four academic sources. Three of the four sources must come from the Library databases *Quotations should be no longer than two or three sentences. No successive quotes without commentary. No block quotes. * The research paper assignment must be at least 1000 words in length excluding the title page and bibliography page. I will automatically deduct 40 points for papers that do not meet this requirement. *The paper should be double spaced using 12 point Arial or Times New Roman font. * Include a title page with a title for your paper, your name, the course number and the date of submission. *It is the student’s responsibility to keep copies of their work. ALWAYS keep electronic copies of your written work! Keep in mind that: -one must use Chicago/Turabian format for the writing assignments ALL sources MUST be documented in both the body of the text and the bibliography page. Please refer to the following websites for information on properly utilizing the Chicago/Turabian style of documentation: Link to Chicago Formatting Guide (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., Link to the Owl Purdue Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. -in terms of the paper, missing textual documentation shall lose 20 points. Papers missing a bibliography page shall lose 20 points. -do not use of block quotes. I will deduct 10 points per block quote. -encyclopedia-type sources, such as wikipedia.com, sparknotes.com, any type of search engine, World Book, Encyclopedia Britannica, etc, are not allowed for this paper. I will deduct 10 points per non-academic / unapproved source.